C.J. Mosley
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Gregg Williams and the New York Jets just cannot rely on inside linebacker C.J. Mosley to return to his original nasty form.

Robby Sabo

Within a flash, C.J. Mosley’s New York Jets career started out in grand style. Returning a Josh Allen pick to the house at MetLife Stadium put to bed any worries of overpaying a veteran inside linebacker—a position that doesn’t fall under the “premium” category in today’s NFL.

Of course, in heartbreaking fashion, as quickly as Mosley endeared himself to the Jets faithful was as quickly as he faded away. An innocuous middle-third zone responsibility out of the Tampa 2 placed Mosley in his own end zone while defending a pass. He exited the game to only return once the remainder of the season (the New England Patriots-ghost game).

Mosley (and Jets fans) are naturally attempting to put the injury-riddled campaign behind him. There’s one little problem: the injury itself, which makes it difficult for the organization to truly bank on a return to full form.


Mosley injured his groin when dropping into the Tampa 2 zone against Buffalo that day. Groin? Sure, it’s just like any other muscle. A little ice, heat and rest will allow it to eventually heal in no time. At the very worst, the man would miss a few weeks.

Groins aren’t like hamstrings or quads. In spite of the torturous position of the muscle on the male body, the muscle itself is a tricky one in the world of sports.


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